Darby Karchut, Author
Darby Karchut, Author



Writing Uphill:
My Thoughts

on the Craft




Slaying the School Visit


By Any Other Name: Naming Your Characters


The Anthropological Approach to World Building






                Latest Release

The Fourth and Final Book


The Adventures of Finn MacCullen series:


released September 20th

 “Overall, a great choice for adventure-loving readers who prefer their battle scenes with a hefty dose of ancient weaponry, ground-fighting skills, and just a touch of magic." --School Library Journal


 "This is a great middle grade adventure series with a lot of heart." -- Kathy Martin, school librarian, Minnesota


 "I'll be re-reading this series for many years to come, and someday, my own kids will love it as much as I do."    -- A Belle's Tales



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Independent booksellers world wide




            Autographed Books

Need an autographed copy?

Contact me at darbykarchut@gmail.com.

I'm happy to personalize and mail to you. (US only, please)

$13.00 per book

Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter.  A native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy writing for children, teens, and adults.  Best thing ever: her YA series, GRIFFIN RISING, has been optioned for film.


She is represented by Amanda Rutter with Red Sofa Literary. amanda@redsofaliterary.com



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                 2017 EVENTS & APPEARANCES

2017 Pikes Peak Writers Conference - Silver Jubilee

Invited Author

April 28-30, 2017

Colorado Springs Marriott

Colorado Springs, CO


2017 Authors' Festival

(A Writing Mini-Conference for Kids Grades 3-8)

February 4, 2017

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO


2017 CCIRA Conference on Literacy - 50th Anniversary Conference

Invited Author

February 1 - 4, 2017

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO


RMC-SCBWI Michelle Begley Mentor Program


January 2017 through April 2017



                 2016 EVENTS & APPEARANCES

Barnes & Noble - Briargate

Book Signing and Book Festival

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

November 19, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO


Gold Camp Elementary School

 Author  Presentation

November  14, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO


Academy Endeavour Elementary School

Author Presentation

October 28, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO


Cheyenne Mountain Junior High

Author  Presentation

September 1 & 2, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO


Pinon Valley Elementary School

Young Authors Day

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO


2016 Mountain of Authors

Saturday, April 23, 2016

11:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Library 21C

Colorado Springs, CO


Creative Magazine Radio Show

KCMJ 93.9 FM

Interview - Thursday, February 4, 2016

1:00 pm

Colorado Springs, CO

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